Inpatient Treatment Program for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

1st Step Behavioral Health’s inpatient treatment program for substance abuse is part of a continuum of care offered through our treatment center. The step-down of levels of care available for individuals who are struggling to overcome addiction and substance abuse, and provide transitions designed to progress with steps taken in recovery toward a sustainable and workable, independent sobriety. People struggling with chemical dependency and addiction issues, as well as those with co-occurring mental health problems, can benefit greatly from this type of model as it provides the structure and support necessary to make the kinds of life changes which recovering from addiction will require for long lasting results. If you or someone you care about is showing signs of a substance abuse problem, don’t hesitate to reach out today with your questions for information and support.

1st Step’s Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Our inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program for people with alcohol or other substance abuse disorders provides 24-hour care in a safe and secure environment. Each individual entering treatment will be given an evaluation with a professional to determine which level of care will best suit them and to determine a personalized plan for recovery. This is formulated according to the information collected from a Comprehensive Nursing Assessment and Evaluation, admission urine drug screen, History & Physical Assessment, Initial Psychiatric Evaluation, Clinical Interview and the intake process. Each client has a primary counselor that works with them to assess their needs throughout treatment. Clients and their counselor also conduct on-going reviews of their Treatment Plan to assess the client’s progress, and to determine when it’s time to transition to the next level of care. Typically inpatient substance abuse treatment programs are followed by a residential treatment program, but Outpatient Treatment is also available for individuals ready for a less intensive program.

Knowing When an Inpatient Drug Treatment Program is Right

An inpatient drug treatment program is the best option for individuals with severe addictions and/or mental health issues, where constant monitoring for their own safety and well-being is advised. Many who have been habitually abusing substances cannot go a day or even a few hours without the compulsion to drink or use, and this itself can be a risk to their health and the outcome of their treatment. The primary characteristic of addiction is the intense craving for a drug or alcohol accompanied by compulsive drug/alcohol-seeking behavior. The initial use of substances may be voluntary, but an addict’s ability to abstain is eventually compromised due to the effects of the substance on the user’s brain. When this happens, it’s not advisable to stop using without professional help. The main goal of inpatient drug and alcohol treatment is to stabilize symptoms of addiction, withdrawal and mental health problems, while developing a continuing plan for recovery. 1st Step’s goal is to provide the care, support and structure each client needs so they may make progress toward sobriety and well-being in a less intensive, monitored setting. It’s never too early or late to make a decision that can change your life, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.